Foxes play draw with title rivals City

Leicester, December 30

Leicester City again showed they could mix it with the big guns, going level on points with Premier League leaders Arsenal after drawing 0-0 with title rivals Manchester City on Tuesday.

The clash between the division’s two top-scoring sides provided plenty of entertaining moments but keepers Kasper Schmeichel and Joe Hart were equal to everything thrown at them at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy, the league’s joint leading scorer with 15 goals alongside Romelu Lukaku of Everton, wasted Leicester’s best chance late in the first half.

Schmeichel made the first meaningful save from Kevin De Bruyne and then, following fine link-up play, kept out Sterling’s strike before again denying the England international from the edge of the box.

Leicester finished the opening 45 minutes strongly. Marc Albrighton, sliding in at the far post, just failed to get on the end of a delightful low curling centre from Christian Fuchs that went across the face of the goal.

Vardy, isolated up front for long stretches, was then handed a great opportunity to score.

Fernandinho gave away possession just outside his own box and Vardy, played in behind the defence, blazed his shot over Hart’s bar, hardly the finish of a striker high on confidence.

The second half was more even but neither side could find the elusive breakthrough.

Leicester’s N’Golo Kante and Albrighton were off target, Fuchs tested Hart with a stinging shot while Manchester City’s best effort after the break came from an Otamendi header that Schmeichel turned around the post.